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This research empirically tested a tourism behaviour model explaining tourists' intentions to vacation for the first time in selected countries extending image research by Baloglu and McCleary [(1999). U.S. international pleasure travelers' images of four Mediterranean destinations: A comparison of ...

Author(s)
Noh JeongHee; Vogt, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2013, 16, 5, pp 455-476
Abstract

Travel decision making has been extensively studied. Various models and theories have been proposed to explain tourist behavior. Taking a new approach, this study applied the Motivation-Opportunity-Ability (MOA) model to explain travel intentions. The MOA model suggests that motivation,...

Author(s)
Hung Kam; Petrick, J. F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2012, 33, 4, pp 855-867
Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the utility of the modified theory of reasoned action (TRA) in predicting tourists' behavioral intention to try the local cuisine in New Orleans. The results indicated that the proposed model had strong predictive ability regarding tourists' intention ...

Author(s)
Ryu, K. S.; Han HeeSup
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2010, 27, 5, pp 491-506
Abstract

Micro-tipping point (MTP) theory includes the proposal that a specific stream of unconscious and conscious thoughts result in a go and no-go discretionary action in a given context (e.g., whether or not to visit a given destination in a given season or year, with particular persons being included...

Author(s)
Woodside, A. G.; Martin, D.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2008, 47, 1, pp 14-24
Abstract

This study explored the influence of selected behavioural and nontraditional economic factors in influencing visitors' reactions. Analyses were undertaken on responses from 5 data sets that addressed pricing issues in the Texas state park system. Generally, the economic factors were more useful...

Author(s)
Kim SeongSeop; Crompton, J. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 2, pp 144-152